Israel army kills Palestinian in West Bank

The Israeli army shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Monday after a stone-throwing incident near the northern city of Nablus, sources on both sides said.

AFP| Updated: Dec 29, 2014, 20:47 PM IST

Nablus: The Israeli army shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Monday after a stone-throwing incident near the northern city of Nablus, sources on both sides said.

The army said it had fired warning shots before opening fire on a group throwing stones at Israeli civilians.

Palestinian security officials said the stones had been thrown at military vehicles.

They had no immediate word on the age or identity of the dead man but said a 19-year-old was also wounded in the same incident.

Around 20 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank since June, according to an AFP tally.